Willington Grange is a stunning architect designed Welsh Oak framed country house with equestrian facilities set within mature gardens and land extending to a total of 9 acres.
• Entrance Hall, spacious Inner Reception Hall, well proportioned Living Room with feature fireplace, Garden Room, Study, Open Plan Kitchen Dining/Family Room, Utility/Boot Room, Cloakroom.
• Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room, three further well proportioned bedrooms, Wet Room.
• Self contained Guest Suite/Dependent Relative Accommodation.
• Attractive well maintained gardens extending to 2 acres including ½ acre feature Duck Pond.
• Large Double Garage, modern Versatile 23.0m x 5.5m (1400 sq ft) Outbuilding, additional Open Fronted Double Garage (currently utilised as Tractor and Implement Store).
• Equestrian Yard with facilities including Three Looseboxes, Haybarn and Tack Room.
• Five Paddocks (four interconnecting) totalling 7 acres.
Willington Grange is situated within delightful countryside with views to both front and rear. The property is a short drive to the village of Malpas. The prosperous village of Malpas has a bustling high street, historic Grade I listed church, a number of pubs restaurants and bistros including the recently refurbished 'The Lion' Restaurant and Hotel as well as the highly sought after Bishop Heber High School along with a number of retailing outlets including a new Co-op supermarket. The property has access to outstanding countryside which can be enjoyed from the property or alternatively just a short drive to the Bickerton and Peckforton Hills where one can pick up the Sandstone Trail and enjoy far reaching views across the Cheshire Plain and Welsh Hills.
The busy market town of Whitchurch is nearby and provides comprehensive shopping facilities including four of the large supermarket chains as well as a variety of local independent shops. The train station offers a regular service to Crewe and Shrewsbury.
A solid oak front door is situated beneath a canopied storm porch opening to the Entrance Hall with Cloakroom off and finished with a heated travertine limestone floor which runs throughout the ground floor accommodation. Beyond the Entrance Hall there is a spacious Inner Reception Hall 4.8m x 3.0m, this gives access to the Living Room, Kitchen Dining/Family Room, Study and Utility/Boot Room. The delightful Living Room 6.8m x 5.3m is well proportioned yet very cosy, features include a large central baronial style limestone fireplace incorporating a log burning stove, glazed double doors open onto a large Indian stone Entertaining Area overlooking the gardens and Duck Pond. A further glazed door leads into a versatile oak framed Sitting/Garden Room 3.1m x 2.6m deepening to 3.0m. This overlooks and gives access to the gardens. The large 9.6m Open Plan Kitchen Dining/Family Room is the hub of the house and benefits from planning consent for a sizeable extension if desired.
The Kitchen is extensively fitted with wall and floor cupboards complemented with granite work surfaces incorporating double Belfast sink unit, appliances include a five ring induction hob with extractor above and two fan assisted ovens beneath. There is an integrated dishwasher, wine chiller and Rangemaster American style fridge freezer set within a large Pantry Cupboard housing unit. The Dining Area comfortably accommodates an eight/ten person dining table, likewise within the formal Family Sitting Area there is space for a sofa, easy chairs and occasional table. The Study 3.0m x 2.2m overlooks the front and has a fitted desktop. The sizeable Utility Room doubles up as a Boot Room and side entrance porch, this can also be accessed via the enclosed Indian stone paved courtyard. This benefits from additional storage cupboards, a single Belfast style ceramic sink unit and space for both washing machine and tumble dryer and airing cupboard housing the boiler.
The solid oak staircase from the Inner Reception Hall with feature floor to ceiling windows on the half landing rises to a spacious Principal Landing 3.0m x 2.6m. This gives access to the four generous bedrooms and Wet Room. The Master Bedroom 4.9m x 4.5m offers attractive views to the front, side and benefits from fitted wardrobes, has a feature vaulted ceiling with exposed King post roof truss and a well appointed contemporary En-suite Shower Room with heated tiled floor and heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom Two 6.8m x 5.4m is a further stunning bedroom providing attractive views over the garden, features include a vaulted ceiling with exposed arch roof trusses, fitted wardrobes and a freestanding roll top slipper bath set upon a tiled surround. Bedroom Three 4.1m x 3.0m and Bedroom Four 3.0m x 2.6m both overlook the front. Bedroom Four benefits from built in wardrobes running the width of one wall.
The original Family Bathroom has been converted to a spacious contemporary Wet Room providing a large shower facility with self draining tile floor, his and hers wash hand basin set upon a granite topped vanity unit with large mirror above, there is also a low level WC, heated towel rail, heated tile floor and principally tiled walls.
The property is accessed off a quiet country lane with stone splayed entrance leading to automated gates opening onto an extensive driveway laid to setts with feature sandstone turning circle to the front of the property incorporating a water feature with fountain. There is ample parking and a Double Garage 7.4m x 6.4m with automated roller shutter door. Above the Double Garage accessed via an external staircase with balcony overlooking the garden there is a Self Contained Guest Suite/Dependent Relative accommodation 7.3m x 3.6m. This includes a well appointed Kitchen with sink, induction hob, fan assisted oven, integrated fridge and quartz work surfaces which extend into a three/four person breakfast bar.
There is also a Shower Room which includes a low level WC and wash hand basin. Beyond the Double Garage the driveway continues to a large Outbuilding/Workshop 23.8m x 5.5m (1400 sq ft) with 2.9m eaves height. The property has two roller shutter doors, a personnel door and a commercial car lift. The gardens and grounds are extensive, the formal gardens extend to approximately 2 acres and are principally laid to lawn incorporating a large feature ½ acre duck pond. Indian stone pathways to the front edged with mature well stocked borders continue down either side of the property to a large South facing paved Entertaining Area at the rear overlooking the attractive gardens and duck pond. Beyond the formal gardens there is a vegetable garden area with raised beds and greenhouse.
The driveway continues to the equestrian facilities which includes a 13.0m x 6.0m hard standing enclosed stable yard with Three Stables, Tack Room and Hay Barn. Stable One 4.7m x 3.5m, Stable Two 3.5m x 3.5m, Stable Four 3.1m x 3.5m, Hay Barn 3.5m x 6.1m, from the stable yard there is access to four of the five interconnecting paddocks (each have a automatic water supplies). There is also an open fronted oak framed Two Car Garage currently utilised as a Tractor and Machinery Store.
From the town of Whitchurch take the A525 in a westerly direction for approximately 5 miles and turn left signposted "Horsemans Green".
Continue along this quiet country lane for a short distance and Willington Grange will be located on the left hand side.
Services (Not tested)/Tenure
Mains Water, Electricity, Septic Tank Drainage, Oil Fired Central Heating/Freehold.
Strictly by appointment with Cheshire Lamont Tarporley.